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Duluth fire: Car restoration destroys Lakeside garage

Damages were reported to exceed $70,000.

Damage to a detached garage in Duluth after a fire
Damage to a detached garage and two vehicles at a residence on the 4300 block of East Superior Street in Duluth as seen Friday. The Duluth Fire Department responded to a fire at the structure Thursday evening.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune
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DULUTH — A fire that destroyed a garage in the Lakeside neighborhood Thursday night was believed to have been caused by automobile restoration activities.

The two-car structure on the 4300 block of East Superior Street was a total loss, along with the car that was being restored, two all-terrain vehicles and a snowmobile, according to the Duluth Fire Department. Damage was estimated at $30,000 to the structure and at least $40,000 to the contents.

Damage to a garage in Duluth after a structure fire
Damage to a detached garage at a residence on the 4300 block of East Superior Street in Duluth as seen Friday. The Duluth Fire Department responded to a fire at the garage Thursday evening. The fire department says damage is estimated at $30,000 to the structure and at least $40,000 to the contents.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

Firefighters responded to the call just after 8:30 p.m., finding the garage engulfed in flames and vehicle burning nearby, outside the structure. The owner was working in the garage at the time of the fire, but managed to escape and call 911.

Crews from the Lakeside 6 Engine were able to knock down the fire, while additional crews from the Woodland, University of Minnesota Duluth and downtown stations established additional lines to protect adjacent structures, according to a news release. The response took nearly two hours and no injuries were reported.

Damage to a detached garage in Duluth and vehicles after a fire
Damage to a detached garage and two vehicles at a residence on the 4300 block of East Superior Street in Duluth as seen Friday. The Duluth Fire Department responded to a fire at the structure Thursday evening. No one was injured.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune
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